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    Question Could anyone help me with my question?

    Dear friends,
    I've found this sentence in Time magazine and it has puzzled me a lot.
    "Banks have started to lend again,companies to hire and invest, and consumers to spend."
    Is the above sentence grammatically correct?

    thank you for your precious time

    Joey

  2. sheena55ro
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    Re: Could anyone help me with my question?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyChen
    Dear friends,
    I've found this sentence in Time magazine and it has puzzled me a lot.
    "Banks have started to lend again,companies to hire and invest, and consumers to spend."
    Is the above sentence grammatically correct?
    thank you for your precious time
    Joey
    Yes, the sentence is correct. I don`t understand why this sentence puzzles you.
    "Banks have started to lend[give money]again, companies[have started]to hire[ new workers,etc.] and invest [their money in order to obtain profit] and consumers[clients] to spend [their money..."].

    All the best,

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    Re: Could anyone help me with my question?

    Joey, please keep in mind that many news articles use short, declarative statements to make their point. They don't necessarily follow the rules of grammar and traditional sentence structure. They have a limited amount of space, and they want to make an "impact" as quickly as possible.

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    Re: Could anyone help me with my question?

    thanks a lot for answering my question. However too bad I still do not get it. The puzzlement I've had is that why there can be reductions in verbs (have started....).

    thank you for your time

    Joey

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    Re: Could anyone help me with my question?

    Excellent reply. Thank you,Ouisch. I think I gotta get used to any writting styles in Time magazine.

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